IACAPAP Membership

Membership Categories

Membership in the IACAPAP is comprised of three categories: full members (national organisations), affiliate members (other organisations) and individual members.

  • Full membership is open to bona fide national organizations whose members are composed of child and adolescent psychiatrists or of child and adolescent psychiatrists and members of the allied professions.

    View the list of full (national) members

  • Affiliate membership is open to all organizations or other groups, international, national, or local whose membership is composed of child psychiatrists and/or other professional workers devoted to the promotion of mental health and development and the study, treatment, care and prevention of mental and emotional disorders and disabilities  of children and adolescents.

    View the list of affiliate (other) members

  • Individual (associate) membership is open to child and adolescent psychiatrists and other professional workers who devote themselves to the promotion of mental health and development and the study, treatment, care and prevention of mental and emotional disorders and disabilities in children and adolescents and their families. Individual membership can be obtained only for individuals in countries where no national organization for child and adolescent psychiatry and allied professions exists.

As of 2013, IACAPAP has as members 57 national organisations, 6 other organisations and 7 individuals.

Benefits of Membership

IACAPAP members have full access to all the programming, resources and networking offered through the Association.

How to Become a Member

In order to become a member, contact the Secretary-General to get an application form. Your completed application is presented to the Executive Committee who then makes a decision. The General Assembly is also informed of the decision.


Dr Daniel Fung is married to Joyce and the father of 5 grown up children. He is currently the Chairman Medical Board of Singapore’s Institute of Mental Health since 2011. Dr Fung is an Adjunct Associate Professor at all 3 medical schools in Singapore.

Dr Fung is currently the President of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions. He was awarded the National Day (Public Service Administration (Bronze)) Award in 2017 and the National Medical Excellence Award (Team) in 2018 for his work on community and school based mental health.

Dr Fung is interested in the treatment of emotional and behavioural disorders in children and he has advocated for the development of child mental health services and strategies through his research

Dr Fung’s research is supported by the National Medical Research Council and other agencies. He has co-authored over 160 peer reviewed research papers (118), books (32) and book chapters(18).


Dr. Christina Schwenck is professor for Special Needs Educational and Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology at the University of Giessen, Germany. She is a trained child and adolescent psychotherapist (specification behavior therapy) and a trained supervisor. Her research interests comprise selective mutism, conduct disorder, and children of parents with mental illness. She has published 56 articles in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters on childhood mental health. She is editor of three book series on child and adolescent psychotherapy, psychology in school and psychotherapeutic children´s books. In her free time, she follows her passion for photography around the globe.

Dr. Schwenck is currently the Secretary General of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP). Her vision is to strengthen training and promotion of child and adolescent mental health professionals, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, including long-term mentorships for early career scientists and clinicians in this important field. Furthermore, she aims at alluring allied professions for IACAPAP to enhance active collaboration between professions in order to provide optimal supply for children and adolescents with mental health problems.